New Locations and Updates for Costco

January 21st, 2010 · 58 Comments

I’ve been collecting a series of articles about new locations and updates to existing Costco warehouses for a while now.  I keep meaning to add them to the Locations page, but I keep forgetting.  So, I’m finally going to just add them all to a single post here.

First, I’ll start with a cool update that Costco is trying to pull off in San Juan Capistrano, California.  They have apparently made plans to buy their neighbor, a Ford dealership, with an eye to opening a car wash and gas station, as well as expanding the exiting warehouse.  While the dealership and Costco have a verbal agreement, Costco still has to work out getting the permits to carry out the work.  Since Costco is the biggest sales tax generator in the city, it seems like it would be wise to grant them the permits.  Apparently, this also means that Costco would no longer be interested in buying a 15.5 acre lot on Stonehill Drive.

But I know what a lot of you want to hear about where the new locations will be in the upcoming year.  I wish I had something good to tell the people around Oklahoma, but I’ll keep searching the news.  For now though, it looks like the metro Milwaukee, Wisconsin area will be getting their second Costco location on Pewaukee Road, also known as Highway 164.  The Village of Pewaukee’s planning commission have approved an initial plan from Costco to build a new location north of Highway 164 and Capitol Drive.  Apparently, this new location will be just north of an existing Wal-Mart.

There’s also talk of a new Costco location coming to Wheaton, a town near Washington, D.C.  The Montgomery County Council is trying to lure Costco to the area with an offer of a $4 million subsidy to help the Westfield-Wheaton shopping mall, the proposed location, pay for the $50 million project.  This news comes just after an announcement that Costco could be opening a new location in early 2011 at a new shopping area at the corner of New York Avenue and South Dakota Avenue, in the Fort Lincoln neighborhood.   Currently, the closest Costco location is in Pentagon City.

Costco shoppers in Tucson will be happy to hear that a third warehouse is on its way as early as March 2011.  The new location would be on 14 acres near I-10 and South Kino Parkway.  The city recently approved development plans for the site and will be working with the developer, Eastbourne Investments and Retail West, to get all plans approved by this coming March.  The Costco is just a part of a large retail project called “The Bridges”, as well as a new biosciences park developed by the University of Arizona.  In addition, there will be 110 acres for upscale housing.   Since Costco will be considered a “big-box store”, the city of Tucson requires a few additional conditions, such as $2 million towards job training, neighborhood improvements, and economic-improvement grants to area nonprofits.  The money will be matched with $4.5 million from expected construction sales taxes at the site.  This development project should be great for the south side of Tucson, where shopping options are limited.

There’s also news for business shoppers in the Sunnyvale, California area.  Word is that Costco is looking at the Sunnyvale area for one of their new business center stores.   The proposed location for the new Costco Business Center would be the site of the old Sunnyvale Chevrolet at 660 West El Camino Real.   While Costco doesn’t have a formal deal in place for this location, they are looking at available lots in Sunnyvale, San Jose, and Santa Clara.

Now, technically this isn’t a new location that you can go shopping at, but Costco will be setting up a new logistics and distribution center for Taiwan in Taoyuan County at the end of this year.  This should significantly lower the cost of distribution for Costco since that is currently being outsourced.   This new center will facilitate distribution to its various locations around Taiwan, including two new locations.  This is a great area for the new center since it is where the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is located.  In addition to the new distribution center, Costco is also trying to find locations in the same area for two new Costco stores.  This should be great news for Costco shoppers in this area, since they now have to travel to Taipei or Hsinchu to get their Costco shopping fix.


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  1. 1 Ernest Williams // 2015.02.27 at 8:59 am

    I just heard that Costco will be opening a store in Aguadilla (Puerto Rico) in the next 5 years. It this another unfounded rumor? Why not Mayaguez? The SAMs in Mayaguez is doing great business. A Costco would do great here!

  2. 2 Ernest Williams // 2014.04.27 at 8:03 am

    I contacted COSCO and they said they had no plans to build a store in Mayaguez or Ponce, Puerto Rico. We have 4 COSCOs and all are around the San Juan area. We need one in western Puerto Rico.

  3. 3 Sylvia // 2014.03.18 at 3:02 pm

    Could Costco please build in Sunnyvale or Mesquite, Texas? We have one in Rockwall, but the drive is too far and inconvenient. We would love Costco in this area!

  4. 4 Mark // 2013.12.18 at 3:48 pm

    “…Hunter Storm, which is leading efforts to develop the iStar parcel, has a letter of intent with Costco for a new store just east of the vacant police station on Great Oaks Parkway.”

  5. 5 Jason // 2013.10.16 at 8:52 am

    In response to the Costco in Corpus Christi, TX post. My father’s friend owns land on SPID in Corpus and told him that he sold it to Costco. So, its just a matter of time before they start building.

    • 6 BillyRule // 2013.11.03 at 3:26 pm

      Where will Costco be built in Corpus? I know on South Staples

  6. 7 Kat // 2013.04.29 at 11:12 pm

    I have been hearing from several Illinois Costco Managers about a possible location coming to either Rockford or Belvidere,IL. This would be great because my husband is commuting an hour to his Costco & he’s tired of the drive! PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND OUT!!!!

  7. 8 gigi // 2013.01.14 at 5:24 pm

    Does anyone knows if they are going to open a store in Ponce or Mayaguez P.R. we definatly need one in does areas.

  8. 9 Ernest Williams // 2012.08.08 at 4:44 pm

    I have heard rumors of a Costco opening either in Ponce or Mayaguez in Puerto Rico.

    Have you seen anything about this?

    Thank you.

    • 10 gigi // 2013.01.14 at 5:32 pm

      pleasse if you know anything about the Ponce or Mayaguez location please let leave a comment on the post for gigi. Thank you very much. Have a nice day.

  9. 11 April Dattilo // 2012.02.15 at 12:08 pm

    We need a COSTCO in Santa Fe New Mexico! Is there any coming soon? Sam’s Club Sucks!

    • 12 jean lydic // 2012.09.29 at 11:55 pm

      are you kidding you can go to albuquerque to shop. we have to travel 3 hrs just one what to go shoping at costco we need one in FARMINGTON, NM/DURANGO, CO AREA FIRST!!!!!

    • 13 JP // 2014.01.15 at 2:43 pm

      Coming… : )

  10. 14 Bill // 2012.02.12 at 6:09 pm

    I hate Sam’s club in Joliet I cant wait for a costco to build in the Joliet area or Kankakee area you would be surprised how much bussiness that you would get. Thank you

  11. 15 paul // 2011.12.19 at 5:58 pm

    Heard rumors that Costco Warehouse will be opening in Greenville, NC soon, in the old Home Depot building. Any truth to that?

  12. 16 Ann Poniris // 2011.11.02 at 12:52 pm

    Is Cosco going to open a store/warehouse in Cumberland Maryland ? It will be a welcome site for all surrounding areas.

  13. 17 sharon // 2011.10.12 at 2:59 pm

    Any news on a Costco in Corpus Christi TX?

  14. 18 Sally Serbu // 2011.09.27 at 11:51 am

    What is the latest on the Lovell Road Costco (Turkey Creek – Knoxville, TN)? The last word I had was completion by Easter 2012. Any info would be appreciated.

    Sally Serbu

  15. 19 Grady Flack // 2011.08.04 at 8:47 pm

    Are there plans for a Costco in Jackson,Tn. We have over 500,000 in our trade area, but only Sam’s Club .

  16. 20 Joe // 2011.04.26 at 11:46 pm

    Does anyone know when the Pewaukee Wisconsin location will have the trailer to start hiring?

    • 21 Kimberly // 2011.04.28 at 2:54 am

      @Joe – I think they usually start hiring on-site like two months before they open but I’m not positive about that. The simpler way might be to use their online application process though. It opens for new locations 12 weeks before their open date. You can find all the info here:

  17. 22 J. Ortiz // 2011.03.24 at 7:27 pm

    Need to know person in charge of Costco Puerto Rico Real Estate and Construction Division, need e-mail, tel and fax numbers to offer property for store location on Camuy, PR.

  18. 23 Storm // 2011.03.24 at 8:07 am

    Does anyone know if Costco will be opening any new stores in the state of New Jersey?

  19. 24 marilyn Albertson // 2011.03.11 at 1:18 pm

    Lafayette, Indiana, which is home to Purdue University needs a Costco….we are so tired of going to Sam’s Club. Lafayette is also about 25 minutes from Wabash College which is housed in Crawfordsville, IN.

    Two college towns and now Costco????? Sad!

  20. 25 patty dewey // 2011.03.11 at 12:08 am

    Anyone know when the southside Tucson, Az. costco store is opening up?

    • 26 Kimberly // 2011.03.15 at 5:41 am

      @Patty – I believe it is opening in mid-April, the 18th I believe is what I have heard. I’ll see if I can find out for sure and update my list of new stores appropriately.

  21. 27 Simon // 2011.01.10 at 1:01 am

    Latest 0n the Redmond WA city planning pages is that the Costco is approved for near Union Hill Road, but the project is “on hold until the economy improves”. However, we have a friend who works at the Costco hq in Issaquah and says that the project is dead and that once again the City of Redmond managed to upset Costco to such an extent that they cancelled the plans! Given that Redmond already managed to lose the Costco HQ to Issaquah a few years back (the original Costco site for their HQ is ironically less than 1/2 mile from this new location but is now a Home Depot and Fred Meyer) I would not be in the least surprised if the city has managed to lose the only potential tenant for what is a derelict site adjacent to a gravel pit!

  22. 28 Christopher // 2011.01.03 at 8:08 am

    I have just received info from a valid source that Costco has recently purchased a large piece of property in Sydney NS and that there will be a Costco store erected there by mid 2012.

  23. 29 Mike // 2011.01.02 at 3:27 pm


    Thanks and keep up the great work!! Will keep you up to date as to how the construction is proceeding and the opening this summer.

  24. 30 Audie // 2010.12.30 at 12:59 pm

    I hope you would do a survey of the four corners aera. We have Sams’s Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes. I think we could support a Costco. To get to a Costco we have to go close to 400 miles round trip. We are not the only ones in the aera that makes the trip to Albuquerque to shop Costco. When some hears you are going we get …… While there could you pick up ….. their list gets so long you hope you can get it all in your vehicle or not have them upset when you don’t get their items. Thank You

  25. 31 Mike // 2010.12.30 at 10:26 am

    Official word of new Costco for fredericton, NB Canada can be read here. Store to open in August 2011. Site prep has already been been completed so building construction likely to commence in April at Corbett Centre next to Home Depot

    • 32 Kimberly // 2011.01.02 at 3:50 am

      @Mike, thanks for the update! I’ll have to add it to the list of new locations for 2011.

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